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Bellevue163
Bellevue163
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Jan 20, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Noticed on Amazon they sell two different J plug adapters. One with a rounded end and one with a hexagon end?

Will both work? Appears if you do interenet search most have hexagon recessed female outlet.

Thanks

Lucas
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Jan 20, 2019 - 4:37 PM in reply to Bellevue163

Hi Bellevue163 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The recessed hexagon shape is the one you would want. Sometimes it isn't recessed either (www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/power-adapter (3rd post on this thread has images)

Bellevue163
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Jan 20, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Thanks Lucas, it figures I purchased the rounded one, back to Amazon...

Thanks again

1960man
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Jan 22, 2019 - 12:14 AM in reply to Bellevue163

Must be the Hexagon one. In recent years all Swiss plugs have been going over to this type - there seems to have been quite a concerted effort to modernise with this type. I haven't stayed anywhere in Swiss accomodation recently that didn't have the hexagon version.

Bellevue163
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Jan 22, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Thanks for info, just ordered hex ones on amazon.com.

Danielsan
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Jan 23, 2019 - 2:22 AM in reply to Bellevue163

Hi Bellevue163

I went to Best Buy and bought a converter that had plugs for pretty much any country in Europe. I believe it cost me about $30 us. I put them in a plastic zip-lock bag and brought them all in for the ride. I believe there were 2 different ones that fit the Swiss rails/plugs. Unfortunately I left them on the Gotthard Express, plugged into the seat outlet….and had trouble finding anything in Switzerland that did not have a USB port adaptor. Some hotels may let you use theirs, as I believe someone in the forum wrote previously. It may be best to try to have one with you before you do go. Good luck, and have a great trip.

Danielsan

Bellevue163
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for info., the european two prong is very close, as the third swiss prong is a ground. But I read the eu plugs diameter is larger and it does seem about 1/4 inch wider apart.

Arno
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Jan 23, 2019 - 2:27 PM in reply to Bellevue163

The European two prong (almost always) fits in Swiss outlets. I can't recall any issues with it.

Last modified on Jan 23, 2019 - 2:27 PM by Arno
Bellevue163
Bellevue163
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Jan 23, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Thanks again, they look awfully close, but my German nicht sehr gut, but my Amazon prime works great.

Thanks again for everyone's fast replies

Slowpoke
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:13 PM in reply to Arno

<<"The European two prong (almost always) fits in Swiss outlets. I can't recall any issues with it.">>

Good thing that you said "almost."

I've not found that to work, but only when I really needed it. If I don't need it, it works, of course. ;-(

I buy hexagons these days.

Slowpoke

Arno
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Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM in reply to Slowpoke

No guarantees indeed. I have a portable outlet box (if that's what it's called in English) on the other end of the cord, so as long as it fits in one outlet I can connect all equipment for my portable office :-)

Bellevue163
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Jan 24, 2019 - 11:18 AM

If anyone needs, went with the THZY voltage converter with plug adapters, around $35 us, which has a hex eu main plug with 4 other adapters. And Ansmann 1250-0004 travel adapter plug eu-ch, around $8 us. Both had good ratings and on Amazon.

Thanks again for everyones expertise and help.

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